Colonial Palms Motor Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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On Tuesday morning, Waynette grabbed a bowl of cereal and I finished the pasta.
Pasta is always a healthy breakfast (right?) and then we loaded the car. Said good-bye to Jen and Nick and told them they were the perfect hosts. We pulled out of their driveway and started up the coast to Airlie Beach, the jumping-off point to the Whitsunday …
... and had a band playing old rock and grunge cover songs the whole evening. On Sunday, Giacomo and I checked out of the hostel and spent most of the rest of the day relaxing by the lagoon. The weather was absolutely beautiful with a fresh breeze so it didn't get too warm, so I also managed to get a bit sunburned. In the evening we walked to the bus terminal to catch a night bus to the next stop on our journey, Rainbow ...
... stunning, with white sand and turquoise water. There were even small baby sharks and stingrays swimming around in the shallow water there, and we all walked around in the water to spot them. Afterwards we went back to the sailboat for lunch, and then we went snorkelling and scuba diving. I did one dive, and it was great! I came really close to a big green turtle and also saw a white-tipped reef shark which was relaxing on the bottom. The rest of the ...
... and absorb the world in such a vividly different way. Everything is so peaceful and there is suddenly an intense separation from all the activity and hurry of the days that suck us up on the ground. It's comparable to the time I went scuba diving with the fear of your oxygen tank exploding replaced by the fear of some ditsy, pointy-beaked bird smashing into the pink and blue blankets holding you up.
We drift around and about Airlie ...
... potato mash and asparagus. Fellow instant-noodle-eating backpackers, eat your heart out! That night, it would have been rude not to participate in Boozy Bingo. So we rounded up the gang and got our game faces on. Although none of us won the bingo, between us we won a hefty number of free shots. As the evening progressed, we found ourselves dancing to Cotton-Eyed Joe and the Cha Cha Slide on top of the tables. If ...